Norwood Gleanings

Howdy. News is light this week. I’ve been on vacation and wasn’t here to do my job, so I’ll write what I know.

Ronnie Atchison got to come home Wednesday and will be taking dialysis three times a week in Mountain Grove for four hours at a time. So when you get to grumbling about not enough hours in a day to get things done, remember Ronnie’s situation and be content.

Bonita Raney is home and doing real good. She’s very thankful that her stroke wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Nikki (Bradshaw) Robertson is in the hospital this week having epileptic seizures. Her parents are Ronnie and Judy Bradshaw and Tammy Herburt all of Norwood. The doctors think it is related to heat exhaustion.

Mike Crabtree from Mountain Grove will be patrolling our streets three days a week. His wife works at the Norwood School. So don’t have a lead-foot going through town or you might just get to meet him personally.

Dale Garrison used to be our city mayor. He now has a new job title, “Code Enforcement Officer.” He will, and has already, sent out letters to people to get them to clean up around their homes. He has the right to issue a ticket if you don’t listen to the warning. So get it cleaned up and make Norwood look good, so people will want to move here.

It’s a shame that people put flowers on graves to pay tribute to their loved ones, just to have them stolen off. There has been someone taking flowers from Thomas Cemetery.

Happy anniversary to Price and Lorene Laub and Jon and Heidi Kelly on the 16th, Robert and Sonja Mitchell on the 17th, Tim and Lori Allen on the 19th, and Tim and Heidi Thornton on the 20th.

Fun Facts: I can remember my grandma Alice talking about Doc VanNoy. He had a drug store that served modern sodas, cigars, tobacco, medicines, drugs and toilet articles. Dr. VanNoy was also a local physician and surgeon of prominence.

Thought: The devil is easy to identify. He appears when you’re terribly tired and makes a very reasonable request which you know you shouldn’t grant.

Until next week, God bless our little town.

If you have any news, you can call me at 746-1112.